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Guide to the Shirley K. Osterhout Papers, 1966-2004 (MC.0040)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Shirley K. Osterhout, former medical director of Duke University Poison Control Center and assistant dean of medical education of Duke University Medical Center. Materials include correspondence, clippings, programs, handwritten notes, 35mm slides, a syllabus, a negative, a photograph, and educational materials, such as brochures, posters, reprints, and pamphlets. Major subjects include poisoning prevention and safety measures, treatment of poisoning, and Duke University Poison Control Center. Materials date from 1966 to 2004.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0040
Title
Shirley K. Osterhout Papers
Date
1966-2004
Creator
Osterhout, Shirley K.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, clippings, programs, handwritten notes, 35mm slides, a syllabus, a negative, a photograph, and educational materials, including brochures, posters, reprints, and pamphlets, pertaining to Duke University Poison Control Center and the career of Shirley K. Osterhout. Materials date from 1966 to 2004.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Records, 1966-2004.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.

Box 1 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Records, 1966-2004

Series Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, clippings, programs, handwritten notes, 35mm slides, a syllabus, a negative, a photograph, and educational materials, including brochures, posters, reprints, and pamphlets, pertaining to Duke University Poison Control Center and the career of Shirley K. Osterhout. Materials date from 1966 to 2004.

Access Restrictions: Box 1 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Clippings, undated
Box 1
Educational Materials; Activities and Coloring Books, 1975-2000
Box 1
Educational Materials; Brochure- Duke University Poison Control Center, 1982
Box 1
Educational Materials; Brochures 1966-1989, 1966-1989
Box 1
Educational Materials; Brochures 1991-2004, 1991-2004
Box 1
Educational Materials; Brochures, undated, undated
Box 1
Educational Materials; Child Safety Information According to Age, 1994
Box 1
Educational Materials; First Aid Poster, 1995
Box 1
Educational Materials; Reprints, 1981-1989, undated
Box 1
Health Fairs, undated
Box 1
Negative; Osterhout's photographs of poisonous plants, 1995
Box 1
Printed Materials; "The Wizard of Guaze," Duke University Medical School 1991 Student-Faculty Show, 1991
Box 1
Slides; Bradford- Miscellaneous, 1976
Box 1
Slides; Chemicals- CN, CO, HCl, Cl, undated
Box 1
Slides; Fetal drugs, undated
Box 1
Slides; General Rx, undated
Box 1
Slides; Miscellaneous, undated
Box 1
Slides; OSU Series on EM- Part IV: Acute Poisoning and Drug Overdose, 1980
Box 1
Slides; Pesticides- OP, undated
Box 1
Slides; Photographs- Graduation May 1978, 1978
Box 1
Slides; Poisoning patients, 1979
Box 1
Slides; Statistics, 1976-1977, 1976-1977
Box 1
Syllabus; "Teaching Poison Prevention To Children," A syllabus for teachers working with preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-3, undated
Box 1

Historical/Biographical Note

Shirley K. Osterhout was born on May 2, 1932 to Thomas and Harriette Kirkman in High Point, North Carolina. She received her MD from Duke University in 1957. Following graduation she continued to work in the Department of Pediatrics at Duke during her residency, working closely with Dr. Jay Arena on poison control issues. Osterhout worked at the Duke Poison Control Center as assistant director (1960-1970), clinical director (1970-1985), and medical director (1985-1995). She also served as assistant dean of medical education of Duke University Medical Center from 1971 to 1987. Osterhout retired from Duke University in 1995.

Osterhout married Duke physician Suydam Osterhout in 1960. She died on September 23, 2013.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shirley K. Osterhout Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2004.094 (gift by Shirley K. Osterhout, November 2004)

Processing Information

Processed by Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: November 2018

Related Material

  • Shirley K. Osterhout Oral History Interviews
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  • Duke Poison Control Center Records